A handbook of tropical soil biology : sampling and characterization of below-ground biodiversity / edited by Fatima M. S. Moreira, E. Jeroen Huising and David E. Bignell - First edition - xxvi, 218 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm

Includes bibliographical references and index

1. The inventory of soil biological diversity: concepts and general guidelines --
2. Sampling strategy and design to evaluate below-ground biodiversity --
3. Macrofauna --
4. Soil collembola, acari and other mesofauna --
the Berlese method --
5. Soil nematodes --
6. Nitrogen-fixing leguminosae-nodulating bacteria --
7. Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) --
8. Saprophytic and plant pathogenic soil fungi --
9. Sampling, conserving and identifying fruit flies --
10. Entomopathogenic fungi and nematodes --
11. Description and classification of land use at sampling locations for the inventory of below-ground biodiversity.

This practical handbook describes sampling and laboratory assessment methods for the biodiversity of a number of key functional groups of soil organisms, including insects, earthworms, nematodes, fungi and bacteria.

9781844076215 (hbk.) 9781844075935 (pbk.)

2008042890

GBA869122 bnb

014621917 Uk


Soil invertebrates--Tropics
Soil microbiology--Tropics
Soil biodiversity--Tropics
Soil biology--Tropics
Soils--Sampling--Tropics

631.46 / H23617 2008